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At Shah Plastic Surgery, you will find discretion, privacy, and advanced patient safety protocols. Dr. Shah is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Springfield, MO with extensive experience in all aspects of plastic surgery. He employs the most advanced surgical techniques and is known for refined, elegant results.

What is a Breast Lift Experience Like in Springfield, MO?

A breast lift procedure can be done in the office or an outpatient surgical facility. It may be performed with general anesthesia or sedation and local anesthesia.

Dr. Shah will recommend the best choice for you. The surgery generally takes 2 to 3 hours. You can return home the same day.

The appropriate technique for your breast lift will depend on several factors, including:

  • Size and shape of your breasts
  • Position and size of your areolas
  • Skin quality, elasticity, and amount of extra skin
  • Degree of breast sagging
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You Will Have the Best of Aftercare While You Rest and Recover

Dressings or bandages will be applied to your incisions after the procedure. You will wear a support bra or elastic bandage to support your breasts as they heal and to help minimize swelling. A small, thin tube may be placed under the skin temporarily to drain off excess fluid. Our medical team will give you specific instructions on how to care for your breasts, medications to apply or take orally, and when to follow up with the doctor. We monitor your recovery carefully.

Before & After

Breast Lift FAQ

What are the first few days of recovery like after a breast lift?

How long will I need to wear a support bra after a breast lift?

How soon will I see results after a breast lift?

Should I get a breast lift if I want more children?

Should I lose weight before I have a breast lift?

How can I retain my breast lift results?

What are the first few days of recovery like after a breast lift?

You will likely go home with your breasts bandaged and wearing a surgical support bra, and you may have small drainage tubes in your incision sites. Expect some swelling and bruising in the breasts which should subside in a few weeks. Take the medication provided and avoid bending, lifting, or straining. Sleep on your back to avoid putting pressure on your breasts. Ask the doctor if and when your stitches will need to be removed. In some cases, they dissolve on their own.

How long will I need to wear a support bra after a breast lift?

You will need to wear a surgical support bra for the first 3 to 4 days. After that, you will wear a soft support bra for several weeks. Your doctor will give you specific instructions.

How soon will I see results after a breast lift?

You will see a change immediately after breast lift surgery. Your new breast shape will continue to settle over the next few months.

Should I get a breast lift if I want more children?

Changes to the body during pregnancy can affect the results of a breast lift. This procedure is best performed after childbearing is completed.

Should I lose weight before I have a breast lift?

Significant weight loss can impact the appearance of the breasts after breast lift surgery. It is best to be at or near your desired weight before having a breast lift.

How can I retain my breast lift results?

Breast lift results are long-lasting. However, with aging and gravity, the breasts can continue to change over time. To retain your new, more youthful look longer, maintain your weight and have a healthy lifestyle.

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